18 March 2013
Lost in Death
The title of the book that I read was Everlost. The genre of this book is fantasy. The book was published in 2006. The author of this book is Neal Shusterman. Shusterman was born on November 12, 1962 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He still writes today and recently came out with the sequel to the book called Everwild. Neal is also a screenwriter and television writer. This story takes place in a place called Everlost. Everlost is a world between life and death that is home to kids that range from ages six to seventeen. The world itself is dark and gloomy. Everything that is alive in the real world appears dead in Everlost. However, there are “dead spots” that are full of life in Everlost. The story starts off with two children, Nick and Allie, which die in the same car accident but lose their way in the dark tunnel while going towards the light. They wake up in a huge jungle that is also a dead spot and find a boy, which they later name Lief, standing over them. He shows them the way of Everlost and teaches them all the rules there. Nick and Allie eventually decide to leave the safety of the jungle and head for home. Lief decides to come with them on their journey. They learn much on their way and find two tall towers that are big dead spots in Manhattan. Mesmerized by the towers, the children cannot help but investigate the towers. The towers turn out to be the World Trade Center. In Everlost, anything that was ever loved and then dies will carry over to the world. Here they find Mary, who lives in the towers with hundreds of children that she takes care of. Eventually Nick and Lief get in trouble. Mary and Allie, who aren’t friends, then have to pool their resources together to save them from the McGill. The McGill is the one true monster of Everlost. The main protagonist in this story is Allie. However, Nick is another protagonist but doesn’t play as big of a role in the story. The antagonists in the story are the McGill...
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